passacaglia
noun Etymology: modification of Spanish pasacalle, from pasar to pass + calle street, from Latin callis path — more at pase Date: 1659 1. a. an old Italian or Spanish dance tune b. an instrumental musical composition consisting of variations usually on a ground bass in moderately slow triple time 2. an old dance performed to a passacaglia

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  • passacaglia — PASSACÁGLIA s.f. Vechi dans de origine spaniolă şi italiană, cu mişcare lentă şi gravă; melodie după care se execută acest dans. [pr.: pa sa ca li a] – cuv. it. Trimis de valeriu, 03.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  passacáglia s. f. [ss pron. s, glia… …   Dicționar Român

  • Passacaglia — Pas sa*ca*glia, Passacaglio Pas sa*ca*glio, n. [Sp. pasacalle a certain tune on the guitar, prop., a tune played in passing through the streets.] (Mus.) An old Italian or Spanish dance tune, in slow three four measure, with divisions on a ground… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passacaglia — (ital., spr. kallja, franz. Passecaille, spr. paß káj ), alter, der Chaconne nahe verwandter Tanz von ernstem, würdevollem Charakter, der als Teil der Suite, aber auch als alleinstehendes Instrumental , besonders Klavier und Orgelstück auftritt.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • passacaglia — ит. [пассака/лья] passacaille фр. [пасака/й] пассакалья (старин. танец) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • passacaglia — (n.) dance tune of Spanish origin, 1650s, from Italian, from Sp. pasacalle, from pasar to pass + calle street. So called because they often were played in the streets …   Etymology dictionary

  • passacaglia — (izg. pasakȁlja) ž DEFINICIJA glazb. instrumentalna kompozicija umjerena tempa u trodobnoj mjeri; klasična se sastoji od niza kontrapunktskih varijacija na melodijsku frazu ETIMOLOGIJA tal …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • passacaglia — [päs΄ə käl′yə] n. [pseudo It < Sp pasacalle < pasar (< VL * passare,PASS2) + calle, street < L callis: so named from often being performed in the streets] 1. former a slow, stately Italian, Spanish, or French dance of the 17th c.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Passacaglia — A passacaglia is a short, usually slow, and often grave musical work in any metre. The musical form originated in early seventeenth century Spain.Origins and featuresThe term passacaglia ( es. pasacalle; French: passacaille; Italian: passacaglia …   Wikipedia

  • Passacaglia — Die Passacaglia, Passacaille oder Pasacalle (spanisch pasar una calle „eine Straße entlang gehen“) ist ursprünglich ein spanischer Volkstanz. Im 16. Jahrhundert kam der spanische Volkstanz nach Frankreich und Italien und wurde dort als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Passacaglia — Passacaille La passacaille on trouve aussi le nom italien passacaglia , est un genre musical pratiqué aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Initialement, la passacaille est une danse populaire d origine espagnole qui remonte à la Renaissance.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Passacaglia — Pas|sa|ca|glia auch: Pas|sa|cag|lia 〈[ kạlja] f.; , gli|en [ ljən]; Mus.〉 1. 〈urspr.〉 span. ital. Tanz 2. 〈dann〉 Instrumentalstück im Dreiertakt, mit ostinatem Bass [<frz. passacaille (beeinflusst von ital. passacaglia) <span. pasacalle… …   Universal-Lexikon

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